Animal Law Symposium 2016

Office of Student Services

UNC School of Law


Saturday, April 9, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

UNC Student Animal Legal Defense Fund hosts its fifth annual symposium on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC. Panels will focus on various topics, including Animal Cruelty, Animal Advocacy and Outreach, Farm Animal Policy and Environmental Impacts, Animal Law Careers, and a Legislative Update. Food for the event is generously provided by Animal Legal Defense Fund and Kite Hill. Agenda is as follows:

8:30 - 9 a.m. Breakfast and Check-in

9-10 a.m. Legislative Update  
- Erica Geppi, North Carolina State Director, The Humane Society of the United States – North Carolina
 - Rep. Floyd B. McKissick Jr., Senator, North Carolina General Assembly

10-11 a.m. Farm Animal Policy & Environmental Impacts  
- Pamela Vesilind, Adjunct Instructor, LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law
- Blakely Hildebrand ’14, Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Animal Cruelty  
- Kat Destreza, Investigator, ASPCA
- Brittany Edwards '13, Assistant District Attorney, Durham County

- Matt Lively ’02, Assistant District Attorney, Wake County

12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch from Vimala's Curryblossom Café  - Lunch is generously sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund 

1-2 p.m. Animal Advocacy & Outreach  
- Jennifer Federico, D.V.M., Director, Wake County Animal Center
- Lori Hensley, Director, Coalition to Unchain Dogs
- Lt. Tim Deck, Durham County Sheriff's Office - Animal Division

2-3 p.m. Animal Law Careers  
- Calley Gerber, Gerber Animal Law Center and Adjunct Professor at UNC School of Law
- Robert Hensley ’02, Legal Advocacy Counsel for ASPCA

Admission is free for students and the public, with a $5 suggested donation. A light breakfast and catered lunch will be provided in the courtyard.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:20 PM - Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:00 AM
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